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Handbook of Sociological Theory / Edition 1
     

Handbook of Sociological Theory / Edition 1

by Jonathan H. Turner
 

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ISBN-10: 0387324585

ISBN-13: 9780387324586

Pub. Date: 05/17/2006

Publisher: Springer US

This wide-ranging handbook presents in-depth discussions on the array of subspecialties that comprise the field of sociological theory. Prominent theorists working in a variety of traditions discuss methodologies and strategies; the cultural turn in sociological theorizing; interaction processes; theorizing from the systemic and macro level; new directions in

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This wide-ranging handbook presents in-depth discussions on the array of subspecialties that comprise the field of sociological theory. Prominent theorists working in a variety of traditions discuss methodologies and strategies; the cultural turn in sociological theorizing; interaction processes; theorizing from the systemic and macro level; new directions in evolutionary theorizing; power, conflict, and change; and theorizing from assumptions of rationality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387324586
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
05/17/2006
Series:
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research Series
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
745
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

1. Sociological Theory Today; J.H. Turner.
Part I: Theoretical Methodologies and Strategies. 2. What Makes Sciences 'Scientific'? S. Fuchs. 3. Formal Theory; G. Jasso. 4. Computational Approaches to Sociological Theorizing; K.M. Carley. 5. Critical Theorizing; C. Calhoun. 6. Metatheorizing in Sociology: The Basic Parameters and the Potential Contributions of Postmodernism; G. Ritzer, et al.
Part II: The Cultural Turn in Sociological Theorizing. 7. The Strong Program in Cultural Theory: Elements of a Structural Hermeneutics; J. Alexander, P. Smith. 8. Postmodern Social Theory; G. Ritzer, D. Goodman. 9. Culture and Identity; M. Lamont. 10. Alley Art: Can We... See... At Last, The End of Ontology? J.R. Blau.
Part III: Theorizing Interaction Processes. 11. Traditional Symbolic Interactionism, Role Theory, Structural Symbolic Interactionism: The Road to Identity Theory; S. Stryker. 12. Role Theory; R.H. Turner. 13. The Emotional/Relational World: Shame and the Social Bond; T.J. Scheff. 14. Action Theory; H. Joas, J. Beckert. 15. Accounts of Conduct in Interaction: Interruption, Overlap and Turn-taking; E.A. Schegloff. 16. Inequality, Status, and The Construction of Status Beliefs; C. Ridgeway.
Part IV: Theorizing from the Systemic and Macro Level. 17. Macrostructural Theory; P.M. Blau. 18. The Return of Grand Theory; J.H. Turner, D.E. Boyns. 19. Systems Theory; K.D. Bailey.
Part V: New Directions in Evolutionary Theorizing. 20. Sociobiological Theorizing: Evolutionary Sociology; J. Lopreato. 21. Evolutionary Theorizing; S.K. Sanderson. Part VI: Theorizing on Power, Conflict and Change. 22. Sociological Marxism; M. Burawoy, E.O. Wright. 23. Weberian Theory Today: The Public Face; A. Sica. 24. Conflict Theory and Interaction Rituals: The Microfoundations of Conflict Theory; J. Rossel, R. Collins. 25. Resource Mobilization Theory: Vigorous or Outmoded? A Dialogue with Critics, A Summary of Research Findings and Trends, and a Statement of Prospects; J.D. McCarthy, M.N. Zald. 26. Historical Analysis of Political Processes; C. Tilly. 27. World Systems Theory; C. Chase-Dunn. 28. Theoretical Understandings of Gender: A Third Century of Feminist Thought in Sociology; J. Saltzman Chafetz.
Part VII: Theorizing from Assumptions of Rationality. 29. Social Rationality versus Rational Egoism; S. Lindenberg. 30. Comparison Theory; G. Jasso. 31. Exchange Theory; K. Cook, et al.
Index.

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